What Is PALS?
PALS is a free summer camp for 400 children ages 8-14 whose family incomes are at or below federal poverty guidelines. PALS is structured around four character pillars: respect, responsibility, caring, and courage. The curriculum includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), computer programming, financial literacy, dance, art, videography, photography, judo, nutrition, swimming, career development, service learning, and select special events. PALS campers receive breakfast and lunch. PALS campers are bused from 2 locations by Lafayette School Corporation.
Being able to go to a summer camp for FREE was a huge relief to my mom. While I was there, I learned about life skills, such as managing money and even what it meant to stay in shape.